A few years ago, a cartoon ran in the magazine NATIONS BUSINESS. The scene was a department store.
The clerk at the complaint department received a woman shopper who told her, “I wish to file a complaint.”
The clerk replied, “Madam, it may interest you to know that 19 of our clerks have turned in complaints about you!”
No one likes to hear complainers. This is especially true in churches. That’s why Paul wrote to a church in turmoil, 14 Do everything without complaining or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe… (Phil. 2:14-15 NIV.)